March 7 – Today In Rock Music History

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Musician’s Born On This Day March 7

1943 Chris Taylor White (Zombies)
1946 Matthew Fisher (Procol Harum)
1946 Peter Wolf (J. Geils Band)
1963 Taylor Dayne
1967 Randy Guss (Toad The Wet Sprocket)

Number 1 In The Charts On March 7

1970 Lee Marvin: Wanderin’ Star UK 45
1987 Beastie Boys: Licensed to ill US LP

Various Music Events On March 7

1917 First jazz record released in US. Recorded by Nick La Rocca’s original Dixieland Jazz Band, it is called The Dixie Jazz Band One Step.

1949 Hank Williams begins sixteen-week run at No. 1 in US country chart with Lovestick Blues.

1953 Ruth Brown’s (Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean US R&B No. 1.

1956 Carl Perkins hits US R&B chart with Blue Suede Shoes, the first country and western hit to make the R&B chart.

1958 First US DJ convention held in Kansas. Broadcasters vote against Top 40 formatting recently adopted by American stations.

1964 The first All-British UK Top 10:

1 Cilla Black: Anyone Who Had a Heart
2 Dave Clark Five: Bits and Pieces
3 Bachelors: Diane
4 Merseybeats: I Think of You
5 Searchers: Needles and Pins
6 Rolling Stones: Not Fade Away
7 Billy J. Kramer: Little Children
8 Gerry and the Pacemakers: I’m the One
9 Brian Poole: Candy Man
10 Eden Kane: Boys Cry

1970 Arlo Guthrie’s Alice’s Restaurant hits UK LP chart

1973 CBS records hold a showcase concert at Max’s Kansas City in new York to mark the signing of Bruce Springsteen.

1976 A likeness of Elton John is added to the waxworks at Madame Tussaud’s, London.

1987 Janet Jackson’s Control becomes first LP by a woman to yield five Top 10 singles as Let’s Wait A While moves to No. 10 on US Hot 100.

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